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The Burren Ecotourism Network is a network of tourism enterprises with the objective of establishing the Burren as a premier internationally-recognised sustainable tourism region ensuring the future economic and social growth and sustainable development of its communities, environment and heritage. Firstly It seeks to support continued training, mentoring and accreditation in sustainable tourism for its […]

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Inishcealtra (Holy Island) Inspirational Walk with experienced guide Pius Murray Date: Easter Monday, April 18th, 2022 Time: 09.30 – 14 00 Meeting point: Mountshannon Marina, Mountshannon, County Clare Boat trip to island at 09.30am Tour/ Walk of Island followed by a return boat trip back to Mountshannon Marina. Optional visit to Aistear Park labyrinth Walk […]

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Upcoming Nordic Walk Guided Tour of Inis Óirr I am delighted to be part of the upcoming guided walk of Inis Óirr with Nordic Fitness Ireland on Sunday, September 12th. The ferry will depart Doolin at 10am and return to Doolin at 5pm. Booking for this event is with Nordic Walking Ireland, ring Joanne on […]

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To celebrate Heritage Week 2021 join Pius Murray, on Sunday 15th August, on a guided walk, on the island of Inisheer (Inis Oirr), Aran Islands. This walk will focus on Caomhan the patron saint of the island. Meeting point: Bill O’Brien’s Doolin Ferry Co. Ticket Sales Office, Doolin Pier @ 09 30 Date: Sunday 15th […]

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On Monday 14th June 2021, Pius Murray will lead a guided walk, on the island of Inisheer (Inis Oirr), Aran Islands, to celebrate the Pattern Day of Caomhan, patron saint of the island. Meeting point: Doolin Ferry Co. Ticket Sales Office, Doolin Pier @ 09.30am Date: Monday 14th June 2021 Departure to Inisheer: 09.30 Return […]

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At present, the Covid-19 lock-down does not permit people to travel to Marked Walking Trails and National Loop Walks outside a 5km. radius of their homes. I have the good fortune to live on the edge of the Burren, so I can experience the magical, karst landscape on some days. However, in these pandemic times, […]

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I was recently invited by Galway Libraries to talk about the ‘BENEFITS OF WALKING’ as part of a Healthy Ireland initiative. Here is the link to the video. I hope you enjoy.    

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Listen to my podcast from the Templecronan Loop and let your imagination carry you to the Burren, County Clare, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Click here to listen to my PODCAST I recorded recently about Templecronan Loop in The Burren, Co. Clare. “The footprints of an elder race are here, And memories of an old […]

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The most popular sacred site for my Inspirational Walks in the Burren is Colman’s Hermitage, Eagle’s Rock, Slieve Carran. This is a recording I did for Clare FM ‘Beyond Belief’ which was broadcast on Sunday, May 17th, 2020. Click here to listen to the recording. If you are interested in reading more about Colman’s Hermitage, […]

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On Sunday 14th June 2020, Pius Murray leads a guided walk, on the island of Inisheer (Inis Oirr), Aran Islands, to celebrate the Pattern Day of Caomhan, patron saint of the island. Meeting point: Bill O’Brien’s Doolin Ferry Co. Ticket Sales Office, Doolin Pier @ 09 30 Date: Sunday 14th June 2020 Departure to Inisheer: […]

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